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Lady Flames Edged by Lady Dukes

March 23, 2006
|  Harrisonburg, Va.
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The James Madison Dukes used the all important doubles point to edge the Liberty Lady Flames, 4-3, in a non-conference tennis match Thursday.

James Madison captured the doubles point. Lady Flames Erica Fredstrom (So., Grand Forks, S.D.) and Ekaterina Kuznetsova won the #2 doubles match, 8-5. However, James Madison squeaked out an 9-8 victory at #1 doubles and won the point with a default in the #3 doubles match to take the point.

The teams then split the singles matches as the Lady Flames actually won three matches, but with two wins and a default, the Lady Dukes were able to take the team victory.

With the setback, the Lady Flames fall to 5-6 overall on the season.

Liberty now hosts Birmingham-Southern on Tuesday at the Randolph-Macon Women's College Tennis Courts. Match time is set for 2:30 p.m.

Doubles:
1) Kristin Nordstrom/Mary Napier (JMU) def. Jonita Randolph/Dina Senkina (LU), 9-8
2) Erica Fredstrom/Ekaterina Kuznetsova (LU) def. Anna Khoor/Lauren Graham (JMU), 8-5
3) JMU won by forfeit

Singles:
1) Randolph (LU) def. Nordstrom (JMU), 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
2) Senkina (LU) def. Napier (JMU), 6-3, 6-2
3) Khoor (JMU) def. Kuznetsova (LU), 6-3, 6-4
4) Fredstrom (LU) def. Reyher (JMU), 6-1, 1-6, 7-5
5) Graham (JMU) def. Branco (LU) 6-3, 6-1
6) JMU won by forfeit